Who We Are

Our Mission

The Mission of Warrensburg Main Street, Inc. is to promote, improve, and preserve the unique character and economic vitality of downtown Warrensburg while embracing our growing community.

Our Vision

The Vision of Warrensburg Main Street, Inc. is the continued economic growth and betterment of our historic downtown and community.

Meet Our Team

Jill Purvis

Executive Director

Jill is originally from Branson, Missouri and grew up the daughter of a small town business owner which gave her a passion for the community and all things local. Jill holds a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Central Oklahoma but upon graduating, Jill decided to stay home and raise her children. Jill has lived in Warrensburg on and off for the past 26 years as the spouse of an Air Force pilot. During the second time Jill and her husband were stationed at Whiteman AFB she spent her time raising her three kids and volunteering in her church and at her children’s school. Jill previously served as the Warrensburg Main Street Events Coordinator after moving back from Dublin, Ireland in 2012 for their third assignment at Whiteman AFB. During the 4 years Jill was at Main Street she gained valuable experience seeing the foundation of Burg Fest and the Summer Concert Series.  Jill is excited to be back in Warrensburg and thrilled to take the lead in the Executive Director role and continue supporting Downtown Warrensburg.


Jamie DeBacker

Events Coordinator

Jamie was born and raised in Warrensburg, Missouri. Being the daughter of a downtown business owner, she is familiar with the importance to support locally. She watched her mother grow into a successful business woman which later inspired Jamie to pursue a degree in Business Administration.
Jamie attended the University of Central Missouri and graduated with her BSBA, in 2016. Throughout her college experience she focused her time working with her sorority, admissions and homecoming committee where her passion for planning evolved.
After Jamie graduated, she made a move to the Saint Louis area to complete a wedding internship where she loved the hands on experience and learned many new skills important to event planning. After completing her internship, she decided she wanted to be closer to her hometown and direct her passion towards helping others, rather than the extravagant design side of wedding planning. Jamie is excited to help her hometown grow and provide opportunities for many of the people who shaped her.


Darci Cowan

Creative Content Coordinator

Darci has lived and grown up near the Warrensburg community all her life. Living outside of city limits on a farm and graduating from a small school, Darci understands what small town life is all about and how close knit our communities can be. Darci graduated from UCM in 2014 with a degree in Graphic Design and Fashion Merchandising. She has done design work for the UCM Store, HMK on the Plaza, the Higginsville Advance Newspaper, as well as freelance work for individuals and organizations. Darci and her husband also have ownership in Old Drum Coffeeshop & Bakery where she manages their social media accounts and marketing. Darci helps promote and connect our area businesses to the community through social media, event flyers and other marketing avenues. As a detail oriented individual, Darci helps assist in daily tasks and organization for events, promotions and activities. Every organization needs at least one person to help all the little details come together!

Board Of Directors

Kevin Smarr

Katie Scully
Vice President

Michelle Hoskins - Secretary

Sarah Craig

Rex Smarr

Jason Elkins

Josh Means

Rhonda Gelbach

Gina Carlyle

Mike Carey

Scott Holmberg - City Councilman, Ex-Officio

Rich Lockhart - Police Chief, Ex-Officio

Jessica Rhodes - Ex-Officio